Experience the Immersive “Vacation Planet” Installation with Artist Anne Spalter
Escape the cold New York City winter with a tropical oasis created by digital mixed media artist Anne Spalter. Combining digital and analog art practices, Spalter presents a crossmedia art installation featuring components like real tropical plants and an ocean soundscape that will transport you to a getaway destination. Insiders are invited to experience the space with Spalter as she opens it up just for Insiders at a special time when it is usually closed to the public. The 8,300 square foot raw space at 25 Kent in Williamsburg is filled with, sun-emulating washer lights, real palm trees and lush greenery, Adirondack-style beach chairs, natural jute carpets, and fourteen massive floating spheres. Ranging from three to sixteen feet in diameter, each sphere is covered in a print made with algorithm-based digital reworks of footage the artist captured in vacation locales like Miami Beach. The footage is intentionally unidentifiable in terms of location, and meant to evoke a surreal quality when one enters the space.
Visitors are invited to sit down and hang out as long as they want within the installation. There is free Wi-Fi, and each of the six seating areas is . Guests can also enjoy three custom Instagram Stories filters featuring animated versions of the spheres. When visitors follow @annespalter, the Vacation Planet filters will automatically show up as swipe-able options in the “Stories” feature on the most updated version of the Instagram app.
This installation free and open to the public through 11am – 7pm on Wednesday through Sunday until February 23rd. HOW TO BOOK If you are already an Untapped New York Insider, log in to your account, and sign up for this tour on this page when registration opens on 1/16 at 12 PM EST. If you are not an Untapped New York Insider yet, join today and register for this tour on this page when tickets go live on 1/16 at 12 PM EST. If you don't see a "Book Now" button on this page, it means you are not logged in as an Untapped New York Insider and/or registration has not opened yet. Tickets are limited to one per member, unless the member is an Explorer level member and can bring a guest. Tickets are non-transferable and your membership must be active when the tour takes place. Each booking will be verified to ensure each guest is a member. Please be courteous of your fellow Insiders – if you are no longer able to make a tour but have ticket(s), let us know at [email protected] so we can release those spots to other members. We hope you are as excited as we are about this experience and hope you can join us!
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Photos Courtesy of Anne Spalter Studios
- Registration for this event opens on Thursday, January 16th at 12PM EST
- Time: Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 from 6:00PM
- Capacity: 50 guest. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis
- Meeting Location: 25 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249